BYRON Bay Police have arrested 36 year old Queensland man after he was found inside a van parked at The Pass carpark at lunch time Saturday by the van's owner.
A surfer was returning to his vehicle to change boards when he found his van open and a man searching through it, police have reported on the Tweed Byron Local Area Command Facebook page.
The man was detained by the owner until police arrived.
Further investigations revealed the man may have been involved in a number offences of failing to pay for fuel offences in Newrybar and the theft of a donation tin from a store in Brunswick Heads.
He was refused bail and appeared at Tweed Heads Court today.
The man was charged with the following offences:
On the offence of stealing property - Westpac Helicopter donation tin- he was convicted and sentenced to two months jail and ordered to pay $133 compensation.
On the offence of failing to pay for petrol he was convicted and sentenced to two months goal and order to pay compensation of $72.83, on the second offence of fail to pay for petrol he was convicted and sentenced to two months jail and pay compensation of $80.20, and on offence of stealing property from the car, sentenced to four months jail.
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